Shubham Jaiswal ([email protected])
Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain resumed work on Monday, a month after testing positive for covid-19.
Since Jain went on medical leave, covid-19 cases in Delhi has seen a sharp decline with the total number of active cases now down to 16,000. Over 80% of covid-19 patients have recovered from the illness. When Jain tested positive, Delhi was struggling with a high number of cases, low testing rate and shortages in health infrastructure.
During the last month, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia took up additional charge of the health ministry. Union home minister Amit Shah has also stepped in to work with the Delhi government and increase the number of tests alongwith the availability of hospital beds.
Our Health Minister Satinder Jain has recovered. He will join work from today.
He was always on the field visiting hospitals and meeting health workers and patients. He contracted corona. After one month, he joins back today.
Welcome back Satinder and best wishes!
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) July 20, 2020